Cosmetology

Cosmetology I

Suggested Grade Level: 11

Course Description:

In this introductory course, students study hair, skin, and nails and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using mannequins for manipulative skill practice. The first-year course emphasizes personal safety, professionalism, and sanitation of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning hair as well as styling and cutting hair. They also receive an introduction to manicure and pedicure procedures.

Credits:

2 Credits for High School

 

Cosmetology II

Suggested Grade Level: 12

Prerequisites: Cosmetology I

Course Description:

In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation in cosmetology and increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and sanitation. Students are trained in safety and chemical processes related to permanent waves, relaxing, soft-curling, lightening, and coloring hair. They also develop artistic skills with artificial hair. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing expertise in providing facials, manicures, and pedicures. A business management unit focuses on managing the salon. Competency completions prepare the student for the Virginia state-licensing exam. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.

Credits:

2 Credits for High School

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James Coates,
Aug 9, 2017, 8:12 AM